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Supermarket by Brian Wood and Kristian Donaldson

May 22nd, 2008 by Laura Moncur in Literature

Supermarket by Brian Wood and Kristian Donaldson at Amazon.comAlways willing to give us a good recommendation, Unshelved reviewed Supermarket by Brian Wood and Kristian Donaldson. You can see it here:

It sounds like and interesting read, but the review from Amazon, doesn’t really tell us much:

In the future world of Supermarket, it’s the literal truth. Legitimate and black-market economies rule the City, overseen by the vying factions of the Yakuza and Porno Swede crime families. convenience store clerkette and 16-year old suburban wise-ass Pella Suzuki suddenly finds herself in the middle of it all, heir to an empire she couldn’t possibly inherit, but hit men on both sides aren’t taking any chances.

Unshelved’s review is more informative:

Pella and her parents lived in a high-end suburb at the edge of the sprawl. She worked at a convenience store every other weekend to keep the moral high ground over the over-consumption of her wealthy parents. She had no idea what they did – she just knew they were loaded and connected.

Then one day, she returned home to find her parents murdered. A message from her mom sent her into the city to hide. Now her cash cards are no good. She’s tired. Hungry. And the Yakuza are after her.

Demo: The Collected Edition by Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan at Amazon.comThey also recommend Demo by Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan. The same author with a different illustrator bring you twelve stories of conflicted teens.

With DEMO Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan present an amazing set of dark stories with brilliant black/white art. Each story is short but telling, as we see several teens coping with the rougher side of having superpowers. This is much better reading and art than can be found in the similar Marvel comic NYX. I highly recommend this collection over the mainstream’s version as it has more grit and more heart.

If you have been looking for a couple of good graphic novels to read, Unshelved brings you some solid recommendations.

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